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JBL Bar 9.1

Dolby Atmos® sound bar with true wireless surround speakers and wireless subwoofer

Item # 109BAR91

This system delivers enveloping sound at a great price and with very minimal effort.

This system delivers enveloping sound at a great price and with very minimal effort.

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About the JBL Bar 9.1

Enveloping Atmos sound — the easy way

Here's yet another cool, feature-packed sound bar from the audio experts at JBL. The Bar 9.1 delivers a complete 5.1.4-channel system in a streamlined package, with very minimal effort. Like its wildly popular forerunner — the JBL Bar 5.1 — it includes 100% wire-free surround speakers. But the new Bar 9.1 expands the sound field vertically with four up-firing drivers — a pair in the main bar and a pair in the surround speakers. These deliver the expansive height effects of both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content.

Enveloping Atmos sound — the easy way

Here's yet another cool, feature-packed sound bar from the audio experts at JBL. The Bar 9.1 delivers a complete 5.1.4-channel system in a streamlined package, with very minimal effort. Like its wildly popular forerunner — the JBL Bar 5.1 — it includes 100% wire-free surround speakers. But the new Bar 9.1 expands the sound field vertically with four up-firing drivers — a pair in the main bar and a pair in the surround speakers. These deliver the expansive height effects of both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X content.

Add the included wireless subwoofer into the mix, and you've got an immersive home theater experience without the need to run wires all over the room. Plus the system's calibration feature can capture the room's reflections and optimize the sound to suit your space.

JBL Bar 9.1 with Atmos, wireless surround speakers, and subwoofer

The JBL Bar 9.1 delivers spacious sound without sacrificing space in your living room.

Power up

The surround speakers recharge when they are connected to the sound bar. A full charge takes about three hours. But on that single charge, you get full surround sound for up to 10 hours. Punchy, precise bass is provided by the down-firing 10-inch subwoofer.

The sub also receives signals wirelessly from the bar, so you can place it wherever you find convenient. But unlike the surround speakers, you will need to connect it to an AC outlet — it needs power to deliver that low-end rumble.

Room-friendly design

The bar is short enough to fit under most TVs on a stand, but JBL has included brackets for wall-mounting both the bar and the surround speakers for a super-streamlined look.

Modern connections

The Bar 9.1 has 4K video passthrough with support for Dolby Vision™, so you can get rich sound and picture quality with simple HDMI connections — one from your 4K video source to your sound bar and then one from your sound bar to your TV. It also supports eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel), so it can receive uncompromised audio signals — like Dolby Atmos — from an eARC-equipped TV. 

Options for music

This system has built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi — with support for Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay 2 — so you can wirelessly stream audio content almost any way you like. 


Product highlights:

  • sound bar, wireless subwoofer, and true wireless surround speakers
    • surround speakers feature built-in batteries and recharge when attached to the sound bar
  • delivers 5.1.4-channel sound with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X™
  • calibration option captures the room's reflections and optimizes the sound to suit your space
  • Apple® AirPlay® 2, Bluetooth®, and Chromecast built-in for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
Sound bar:
  • 9 built-in speakers powered by 400 watts
    • 4 racetrack-shaped drivers
    • three 3/4" tweeters
    • 2 up-firing full-range drivers to produce overhead effects
  • dedicated center channel for clear dialogue
  • wall-mountable (brackets included)
  • 2-7/16"H x 47-1/2"W x 4-3/4"D (with wireless surrounds attached for charging)
  • weight: 11.2 lbs. (with wireless surrounds attached for charging)
Surround speakers:
  • each speaker has one up-firing full-range driver and one 3/4" front-facing tweeter
  • each speaker is powered by a 60-watt built-in amplifier
  • surround speakers connect wirelessly to sound bar
    • built-in rechargeable battery offers up to 10 hours of wireless surround sound
  • wall-mount brackets included
  • 6-13/16"W x 2-7/16"H x 4-3/4"D (each)
  • weight: 1.6 lbs. (each)
  • syncs wirelessly to sound bar for easy placement
  • 10" down-firing woofer
  • built-in 300-watt amplifier
  • 17-3/8"H x 12-1/16"W x 13-3/4"D
  • weight: 24.47 lbs.
Connections and general info:
  • 1 HDMI input, 1 HDMI output
    • supports eARC/ARC (Audio Return Channel)
    • HDCP version 2.3
    • supports 4K video with Dolby Vision™ HDR (high dynamic range)
    • cable included
  • 1 optical digital audio input
  • USB port for connecting a thumb drive
  • total system power: 820 watts
  • system frequency response 34-20,000 Hz
  • remote control included
    • gives you control over bass level and volume of surround speakers
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

No A/V receiver required.

What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • Wireless powered subwoofer
  • 2 Battery-powered rear speakers
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Two 5' AC power cord
  • 4' HDMI cable
  • 2 Soundbar brackets
  • 2 Wall-mount brackets (for Soundbar)
  • 2 Rear speaker brackets
  • 2 Wall-mount brackets (for rear speakers)
  • 4 Machine screws
  • 6 Wood-screws
  • 6 Concrete-anchors
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Wall-Mount Template
  • "WiFi and Bluetooth Connection" note
  • Warranty Card
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features & specs

Design Bar
Amplification Self-powered
Separate Subwoofer Yes
Wireless Surrounds Included
Number Of Channels 5.1.4
Surround Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes
Audio Enhancements
Dialogue Enhancement No
Auto Volume No
Night Mode No
Virtual Surround No
Auto Calibration Yes
Audio Connections
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs None
HDMI ARC Input Yes
HDMI eARC Input Yes
3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs None
RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
USB Type-A Input Yes
Subwoofer Output Wireless
Audio Specs
Tweeter 1" Dome (3)
Midrange None
Woofer Oval Cone (4)
Subwoofer Driver 10" Cone
Enclosure Sealed(spkr)/Ported(sub)
System Frequency Response 34-20k Hz
Sound Bar RMS Power 200
Subwoofer RMS Power 150
Video Connections
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI Outputs 1
Video Specs
HDMI Version 2.0
HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution 4K
HDR Video Compatible Yes
Includes Remote Yes
Voice Control Google Assistant optional
Control by App No
Remote IR Passthrough No
Learns TV Remote Yes
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in 4.2
Bluetooth Audio Playback Yes
Bluetooth Transmitter Mode No
Online Music Sources via Chromecast built-in
Apple AirPlay AirPlay 2
Chromecast built-in Yes
Amazon Music Yes
Apple Music Yes
Pandora Yes
SiriusXM Yes
Spotify Yes
TuneIn Yes
YouTube Music Yes
Files on Your Network No
Wi-Fi Networking
Built-in Wi-Fi Version 802.11ac
Bands 2.4, 5 GHz
Other Info
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included Yes
Sound Bar Size (inches) 2-7/16H x 47-1/2W x 4-3/4D
Sound Bar Weight 8.02 lbs
Subwoofer Size (inches) 17-3/8H x 12-1/16W x 13-3/4D
Subwoofer Weight 24.47 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Audio/Video Section
Network & Bluetooth Audio
Convenience Features

Audio/Video Section

5.1.4ch True Wireless Surround System: The JBL BAR 9.1 True Wireless Surround System features built-in Dolby Atmos/DTS:X with support for up to 5.1.4 channels of immersive surround sound. The included active soundbar speaker utilizes four upward-facing drivers and room reflection to bounce audio from all angles for a three-dimensional soundstage. The supplied battery-powered detachable, wireless rear speakers also bounce sound off your room's ceiling and back down to create a 3D listening experience. The JBL BAR 9.1 True Wireless Surround System lets you enjoy a truly cinematic atmosphere in your home.

  • Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos creates powerful, immersive audio with sound that comes from all directions (including overhead) to fill your home cinema with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth. Dolby Atmos brings to life a movie's soundtrack with sound that flows all around you in three-dimensional space to completely immerse you in the action, heightening your cinematic experience.
  • DTS:X: DTS:X places sound in a movie soundtrack where it would occur naturally in space, creating a truly lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience. DTS:X replicates a real-world sound environment that transports you (the audience) into a new dimension of sound immersion by delivering a truly captivating home cinema experience.

Note: The JBL BAR 9.1 True Wireless Surround System also supports Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS, and DTS-HD surround formats.

Active Soundbar Speaker: The included active soundbar speaker features dedicated Front, Center, and Height channels for excellent stereo imaging, enhanced vocal clarity, and immersive sound. The Left and Right Front channels each house a 1" dome tweeter and a single oval "racetrack" woofer, while the Center channel houses a 1" dome tweeter and two oval "racetrack" woofers. The Left and Right Height channels each house one upward-firing full-range driver. A built-in 400W (Max) amplifier powers all the drivers for dynamic, room-filling sound.

Note: The active soundbar speaker measures 34.875" wide without the battery powered rear speakers attached, and 47.5" wide with the battery powered rear speakers attached for charging. Make sure you have enough room on either side of the soundbar speaker (at least 7") to plug-in and un-plug the rear speakers.

Battery Powered Rear Speakers: The JBL BAR 9.1 features two wireless rear speakers that let you enjoy true wireless surround sound with a cinematic 5.1.4ch experience. Each rear speaker houses front, side, and up firing drivers to envelope you in 3D surround sound. These rear speakers are battery powered and feature rechargeable batteries that provide up to 10 hours of playing time. The battery powered wireless rear speakers charge by plugging them into the sides of the soundbar (it takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge each speaker). There is also a microUSB connector on the speaker that allows you to charge it using a microUSB-to-USB cable and a USB/AC power source (all sold separately). You can adjust the volume level of the surround speakers independently from the overall system's volume.

Note: The JBL BAR 9.1's WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity will turn off and the product will automatically enter into power saving mode when the detachable surround speakers are out of battery. It is recommeded you dock and charge the rear speakers whenever they are not in use or battery is low (a flashing red light on rear speakers and "Dock Spkr. Batt Low" displaying on the soundbar will indicate that the batteries are low).

Wireless Powered Sub: The JBL BAR 9.1's wireless powered sub features a down-firing 10" woofer in a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port. A built-in 300 watt (Peak) amplifier is used to drive the 10" woofer and deliver deep, impactful bass. Because the powered sub is wireless, it puts no unsightly cables between the soundbar and subwoofer (still requires a AC power cord connection). You can adjust the bass level of the powered sub from the included IR remote.

Sound Calibration: The JBL BAR 9.1 features a built-in microphone with audio calibration, so your surround sound experience will be optimized for your main listening position and speaker positions.

HDMI 2.0 Connectivity: The JBL BAR 9.1 is equipped with one HDMI input and one HDMI ARC output. Both, the HDMI input and output support the HDMI 2.0 specification with ultra high-definition 4K video pass-through and HDCP 2.3 support.

  • 4K Pass-Through: The BAR 9.1 lets you maintain 4K quality from source to screen by allowing 4K video to "pass through" and be displayed on a 4K TV or projector, without compromising image quality. Giving you the pure 4K experience makes this soundbar the perfect partner for 4K-capable TVs and Ultra-HD Blu-ray players. 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signal are also supported.
  • HDCP 2.3: Both, the HDMI input and HDMI output support HDCP 2.3, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.

HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR delivers a much higher level of contrast between light and dark to produce an image that is more realistic and closer to what the content creator imagined. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. This system supports HDR10 & Dolby Vision.

  • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
  • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata, Dolby Vision uses dynamic metadata technology which sets individual color and brightness levels for each and every scene. Dolby works directly with filmmakers at major Hollywood studios to create superior HDR video masters of blockbuster movies.

Note: The JBL BAR 9.1 does not support HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma).

eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel): The soundbar's HDMI output supports eARC, which allows the audio to be sent from your compatible TV to the soundbar system through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. eARC offers support for uncomprerssed audio formats like Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, & DTS HD Master Audio - where standard ARC was limited to Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, DTS HD, and PCM.


  • Your TV will also need to support eARC or ARC for this feature to work. Some newer TVs will support eARC, but most older TVs only support ARC.
  • The ARC-enabled HDMI input on some TVs will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we recommend that you connect your Blu-ray/DVD player, Satellite/Cable box, or Gaming console to the soundbar system directly; and then connect the system's ARC-enabled HDMI output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you the best overall sound performance.

Optical Digital Input: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the JBL BAR 9.1 is outfitted with an optical (toslink) digital input that supports 2ch PCM and Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch). The digital optical output terminals of many newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).


  • The Optical digital input does not support Dolby Atmos or DTS:X
  • The JBL BAR 9.1 is not equipped with an analog audio input.

USB-A 2.0 Port: The JBL BAR 9.1 features a USB (type-A) 2.0 port for connection of a USB MSC (mass storage class) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. You'll be able to playback MP3 and WAV music files stored on a USB MSC device (formatted in FAT 16/FAT32) through the JBL soundbar system. The system can recognize up to 2,000 MP3 files. The soundbard does not offer playback control or song/arist/album info display. The USB port can also be used to charge (5V/1A) your connected device.

  • Supported MP3 Files: 16kHz-48kHz sampling rate with 80kbps-320kbps bitrate.
  • Supported WAV Files: 16kHz-48kHz sampling rate with up to a 3000kbps bitrate.

Note: The USB port does not support Apple iOS or Android OS device playback.

Network & Bluetooth Audio

Wireless or Wired Network Connection: To enjoy AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in, you will need to connect the JBL BAR 9.1 to your home network. The active soundbar speaker system is equipped with 2.4GHz/5GHZ dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) for a high-performance wireless network connection. There is also an Ethernet jack if you prefer a hardwired network connection.

AirPlay 2 with Siri: AirPlay 2 is an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform for iTunes, Apple Music, and other compatible Apple iOS apps. With AirPlay 2 you can play any audio from your Apple iOS device (running iOS 11.4 or later) or Mac computer (running OS X 10.13.2) on the JBL soundbar system and other compatible AirPlay 2 speakers throughout your home. You can choose to play audio in one room, play the same audio in grouped rooms, or play the same audio in every room. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can even play different music in different rooms (you can control and group directly from Apple's Music App and Home app on your Apple iOS device). You'll be able to ask Siri-enabled devices (like your Apple iPhone, iPad, or Watch) to control playback of your Apple Music content on the soundbar. You can even watch videos and movies from YouTube and Netflix on your compatible Apple iOS device or Mac computer with perfectly synced audio on the JBL soundbar speaker system.

Chromecast Built-In: Chromecast Built-in lets you cast many of your favorite music apps from your compatible Android or Apple iOS device to the JBL BAR 9.1. You'll be able to cast many of your favorite internet radio stations, online music services, and podcast to the JBL active sound bar speaker system. Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast built-in compatible app on your Apple iOS or Android OS device to start streaming to the JBL BAR 9.1. While you are casting, you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room - all without interrupting what's playing through the JBL soundbar speaker system. Use the Google Home app (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) to setup Chromecast built-in on your mobile device and the JBL BAR 9.1 active soundbar speaker system.

  • Music & Radio: Chromecast built-in streams audio directly from the cloud, so you get the 24-bit/96kHz sound quality and the ability to enjoy crystal clear sound exactly the way the artist intended. Chromecast built-in supports FLAC, WAV, AAC, and MP3 music files. Play music from popular music services and search by artist, song, genre, album playlist, mood, or activity. You can also listen to your favorite internet radio stations and podcasts. Compatible music and internet radio apps include Tidal, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn,, iHeart Radio, YouTube Music, and more (subscriptions and fees will apply). You'll also be able to stream your favorite music, playlists, podcasts, and more that are stored on your Android (OS 5.0+) device to the JBL BAR 9.1. You cannot stream stored content on an Apple iOS device using Chromecast built-in. If you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome web browser to the speaker.
  • Multiroom Audio: The JBL BAR 9.1 delivers multiroom audio capability by adding additional JBL Link Series and other Chromecast built-in speakers (sold separately - see Accessories Tab) to create a whole house audio experience. You can play the same Chromecast built-in compatible music app (like Tidal, Spotify, or Pandora) on all speakers or groups of speakers in different rooms of your home. You'll be able control the multiroom audio system from the Google Home app on your Apple iOS or Android device, or using the built-in Google Assistant and your voice.
  • Optional Voice Control: With a Google Assistant enabled smart speaker (sold separately - see Accessories Tab), you can use your voice to control playback of compatible Chromecast built-in music apps. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music.

Notes: In order to use Google Assistant, you must consent to Google's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. For a list of all compatible Chromecast Built-in apps click here.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The JBL BAR 9.1 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP 1.3). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled device (such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the soundbar speaker system. You will still use your Bluetooth source device for playback control and to view song/artist/album info. You can pair multiple Bluetooth devices with the BAR 9.1, but only one device can be used for playback at a time. The system has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 33'.

Note: The JBL BAR 9.1 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.

Convenience Features

Remote Control: The JBL BAR 9.1 comes with an IR remote for wireless control of the soundbar system. The soundbar system can respond to "Power On/Off", "Volume Up/Down" and "Mute" commands from the remote of a HDMI CEC compatible television. If your TV remote does not control the soundbar automatically, you can program the BAR 9.1 to respond your TV remote's "Volume Up/Down" and "Mute" commands.

Mounting Options: The JBL BAR 9.1 offers flexible mounting options for the soundbar speaker, wireless powered subwoofer, and the two battery powered wireless surround speakers. However, you should follow the below guidelines to get the most out of the Dolby Atmos/DTS:X enabled soundbar speaker system.

  • You can place the JBL BAR 9.1's soundbar speaker on a shelf or tabletop, or wall-mount it with the included brackets. The soundbar should be centered approximately 2" below your TV, and 8.2'-9.8' from the main listening position. Make sure the upward firing drivers of the soundbar are not obstructed.
  • Because the powered subwoofer is wireless, you can position it anywhere in the room (within 25'). Ideally the subwoofer should be positioned along the same wall as the soundbar speaker. Placing the woofer in a corner will emphasize the bass even more.
  • The battery-powered rear speakers can be placed on stands or shelves, or even wall-mounted using the included brackets or optional articulating brackets that are sold separately (there is a 4mm threaded insert on the back of each speaker). The rear speakers should be positioned behind and to the sides the main listening area. The speakers should be positioned 3'-4.6' off the floor. Make sure the rear speakers are oriented correctly with the integrated rubber feet facing down and the upward firing drivers no obstructed. The battery-powered speakers have a wireless range of up to 25'.

Note: For proper ceiling reflection from the upward firing drivers in the soundbar and rear speakers, your room's ceiling should be no taller than 10' (not recommended for vaulted ceilings).

Power Requirements: Both, the active soundbar and wireless powered sub, will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner. Each includes a detachable 5' AC power cord. The two rear speakers are battery powered and rechargeable.

Auto On + Standby: The JBL BAR 9.1 will automatically power on whenever it senses an audio signal from its HDMI & Optical source inputs. The soundbar system will automatically switch to standby mode after approximately 10 minutes of button inactivity and no audio playback from a connected source.

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28 questions already asked

What is the actual total length of the sound bar and surround speakers when connected?
[ Dave  Dec 31, 2022 ]
1 answer
The total length with the wireless surrounds attached is 47-1/2".
[ Allison  Dec 31, 2022 ]  Staff
One of the differences among soundbars is the number of HDMI inputs. The video review mentions connecting a DVD/BluRay player to the soundbar, having it pass video to the TV. What's the advantage of that approach over having the player connected to the TV, then passing the audio to the soundbar via eARC? I guess the same would go for Roku, etc.
[ John  Nov 11, 2022 ]
1 answer
The advantage would be for sound, John. Depending on your specific TV or the settings applied for sound output, you may not be taking full advantage of Atmos decoding from 4k sources like Bluray/DVD players or streaming systems like Roku. You have space for one HDMI source with the JBL Bar 9.1. Connecting directly to the soundbar can also provide ease of use through CEC control.
[ Bo  Nov 11, 2022 ]  Staff
Any chance it becomes Alexa compatible?
[ ukusprof  Jul 15, 2022 ]
1 answer
Good question. As of right now JBL does not plan to incorporate Alexa into this particular model.
[ Arielle  Jul 15, 2022 ]  Staff
My TV supports Dolby Digital Plus and not Dolby Atmos (Vizio M70-C3). If I feed the output of the TV into the JBL 9.1 system, what kind of sound quality will I get?
[ stick  Jan 04, 2022 ]
2 answers
go with the next model down. You will be much more happier and save some cash. The atmos isnt that great on these.
[ Mike  Jan 04, 2022 ]
You will get very good sound quality The front firing speakers will give you center Chanel and the front upfiring speakers will give you height The surrounds can be placed where you want to give both upfiring and surround
[ HOWARD  Jan 04, 2022 ]
Will this soundbar be compatible with Vizio smart tvs?
[ Steve  Dec 21, 2021 ]
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Kenny  Dec 30, 2021 ]  Staff
How do I set up wifi? Should the talking be coming out of my rear speakers?
[ Matlene  Dec 04, 2021 ]
2 answers
Manual will walk you thru Wi-Fi setup Surround sound speakers will have voices and sounds coming from them Front speakers handle most of the speaking voices
[ HOWARD  Dec 07, 2021 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Dec 07, 2021 ]  Staff
I have an LG OLED C1 it's on a stand with no room beneath. Will it sound ok mounted above the tv or should I raise the tv with furniture blocks and place beneath/in front?
[ Michael  Nov 12, 2021 ]
2 answers
There is a section in the JBL owners manual on the right position for the sound bar - this is important because the sound bar is Dolby Atmos capable -think of the Atmos as throwing the sound up from the top of the bar to create the desired sound effect. Suggest you check the on line manual for your specific situation. Hope this helps you.
[ G Richardson  Nov 12, 2021 ]
You will need to mount below television or you won't be able to properly set the Atmos feature.
[ MATTHEW  Nov 12, 2021 ]
We have a Comcast Xfinity cable box, ps3(for dvds and gaming), and a LG 65" C9 tv. What would the cable hook-ups look like for the JBL Bar 9.1?
[ Geoff  Oct 01, 2021 ]
4 answers
You would connect the soundbar to the ARC hdmi port on your LG TV, it will be labelled ARC. And the xfinity box to any of the other free hdmi ports. On the LG tv, you would in the sound settings, enable Audio return channel (ARC). The soundbar will auto on/off with the TV, and CEC is also sent over ARC, so your LG remote can adjust the volume. The audio from your cable box will be routed to the soundbar via ARC.
[ ALLAN  Oct 02, 2021 ]
Easiest set up is JBL out to eARC port on TV with cable box and PS3 into other available ports on the TV. The JBL can only handle one input.
[ Jose  Oct 01, 2021 ]
You'd hook up all your devices to your TV and use the hdmi port labeled "arc" for the jbl. Make sure eArc is enabled in your TV's sound settings and all audio will come out of the JBL
[ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 01, 2021 ]
I would check the JBL website for the manual for the soundbar - my DVD and DIRECTV all go into my Sony TV and a digger HDMI cable from TV to the sound at. Hope this helps-
[ G Richardson  Oct 01, 2021 ]
I purchased the jbl atmos 9.1 and cannot for the life of me reconnect the sub. Need help! Have tried multiple times pressing the button behind the sub and then clicking the bass button on remote for 5 seconds then clicking the minus to reconnect but no luck. Can someone help?
[ Cole  Aug 15, 2021 ]
1 answer
I would power the sub and the bar off and disconnect from the wall outlet . Make sure you have Bluetooth on when you turn the soundstage on and then power up the sub. The two should discover each other-
[ G Richardson  Aug 15, 2021 ]
Which actual channels of audio does this sound bar play? Does it differ if the speakers are attached or not?
[ Julie  Jun 07, 2021 ]
1 answer
This bar has channel for each of the 5.1.4 audio channels it can process. I can find anything in the manual to confirm if the speakers will play while docked. The manual does mention the bar going into standby mode.
[ Paul  Jun 23, 2021 ]  Staff
Newest firmware update for Bar 9.1 has just happened (April 2021). Now I cannot check the battery power level on the rear speakers. Probably just a mistake, but WOW what a big one....How are we to know when battery power is about to run out?....In the middle of an engaging movie?....Please help us get this fixed!!
[ THOMAS  Apr 20, 2021 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Apr 29, 2021 ]  Staff
Can it have 2 subwoofers?
[ Nathan  Mar 07, 2021 ]
2 answers
Don't know. One seems fine for me.
[ Susan  Mar 07, 2021 ]
Don't now about that!!But I'm sure you can get a bigger wireless subwoofer!tThere's nothing in the instructions manual about how to connect two subwoofer!remember subwoofer can be iconnected only wireless!!
[ Carlos  Mar 07, 2021 ]
Does the JB 9.1 have to be connected to Wi-Fi and Google Home?
[ Steven  Feb 17, 2021 ]
2 answers
No, best sound is produced by using hdmi cable connected to the hdmi/arc tv connection.
[ Thomas  Feb 17, 2021 ]
Yes, that's how you'd setup WiFi
[ SHYAM  Feb 17, 2021 ]
Can I connect my phone via bluetooth to listen to the music through this 9.1 bar?
[ Vikas  Feb 12, 2021 ]
4 answers
[ GEOFFREY  Feb 18, 2021 ]
Yes you can play all your music from your through the JBL 9.1 Down load the online manual for step by step instructions Also there is an App
[ HOWARD  Feb 13, 2021 ]
Yes and pairing is easy.
[ Joe B  Feb 12, 2021 ]
[ Sean  Feb 12, 2021 ]
is this sound bar system compatible with a samsung 65" 6900 ?
[ matt  Feb 03, 2021 ]
2 answers
It should with ARC port or optical port, if your tv has it.
[ Biren  Feb 18, 2021 ]
Sorry, I do not own a Samsung tv. It does work great with my Sony 65 OLED 4K.
[ STAN  Feb 03, 2021 ]
I want to use 1 remote control to operate the TV a Samsung and this sound bar. Is it possible?
[ C Diddy  Jan 27, 2021 ]
5 answers
Yes, as long as your TV supports CEC. My TV is an LG TV, I have this soundbar linked to my TV via the hdmi port labelled ARC. When I power my TV on, the soundbar turns on automatically to the correct input. When I turn my TV off, the soundbar powers off too
[ ALLAN  Jan 28, 2021 ]
I believe you can
[ Garry  Jan 27, 2021 ]
I use my Direct TV remote and my Apple TV remote for streaming- the set up to the sounder allows the response via the HDMI- if you need to change sounder settings other than volume you will need the JBL remote-hope this is helpful-also see the on line owners' manual.
[ G Richardson  Jan 27, 2021 ]
[ Carlos  Jan 27, 2021 ]
Yes, but you have splurge on the Logitech Harmony programmable remote control.
[ CHRISTOPHER  Jan 27, 2021 ]
Do the rear speakers work while still attached to the 9.1 sound bar?
[ Luke  Jan 06, 2021 ]
3 answers
Yes they do but but no surround effect as the main bar is doing the heavy lifting
[ HOWARD  Jan 07, 2021 ]
Yes. Fine for typical TV news and shows. For movies detach and place behind you. Be sure and calibrate
[ THOMAS LEE  Jan 07, 2021 ]
YES, they work attached, however sound quality, depth and separation are markedly better when placed beside or slightly behind the listener
[ Joe B  Jan 07, 2021 ]
Is this compatible with an LG OLED television?
[ Rob  Dec 25, 2020 ]
4 answers
Yes, it works just fine with my C9.
[ SUDHAKAR  Dec 30, 2020 ]
Yes. I use it with the CX Series OLED and it works perfectly.
[ ANTHONY  Dec 27, 2020 ]
I don't know, check if the TV supports HDMI ARC.
[ Bradley  Dec 25, 2020 ]
Yes, I'm using it with LG C9
[ SHYAM  Dec 25, 2020 ]
Will this soundbar sync with q80t Samsung tv for the symphony function on the tv to enhance sound or must it be a Samsung soundbar to utilize the TVs symphony sound function?
[ Alsasmo  Dec 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
The answer is that is may....But I can't think of a reason that you would want to. I have this soundbar and the sound it produces is WAY better than anything your TV can do. The JBL is designed/tuned to operate on it's own and it is GREAT. Completely encompassing and powerful. No "enhancements" needed. Hope this helps.
[ THOMAS  Dec 19, 2020 ]
? Can you use anHDMI switch with a sound bar ?
[ Larry  Dec 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
Yes should not be a problem. Just make sure you hook it up properly.
[ JAMES  Dec 30, 2020 ]
Can the JBL 9.1 be mounted to the wall or a TV?
[ Derek  Dec 01, 2020 ]
5 answers
Yes can be wall mounted not sure what mount to tv though,
[ HAI  Dec 01, 2020 ]
Can be mounted to wall , includes all the hardware to mount bar under tv. Also includes hardware to mount detachable rear speakers to wall
[ THOMAS LEE  Dec 01, 2020 ]
It comes with mounting brackets so yes it can be mounted I chose to put the bar in front of my TV on a table Very happy with the sound bar
[ HOWARD  Dec 01, 2020 ]
Yes. I have mine mounted to the tv using an additional sound bar mount and the included brackets specific to the JBL bar. You can mount to the wall without any additional hardware.
[ Dan  Dec 01, 2020 ]
Yes. I have not done so, but I believe mounting HW provided with the unit
[ Joe B  Dec 01, 2020 ]
Does this JBL sound bar support PartyBoost? If I can haves synced music playback with a JBL Boombox 2 it would add to the appeal.
[ chrisk  Nov 26, 2020 ]
3 answers
I don't know
[ Garry  Dec 09, 2020 ]
I do not know if it can but. The bass it has is amazing on its own.
[ NELSON  Dec 08, 2020 ]
This soundbar dos not support PartyBoost.
[ Calvin  Dec 08, 2020 ]  Staff
I keep seeing the message setup WIFI when i turn it on and i am not able to setup with google home latest version. Does anyone has detailed step?
[ Veera  Nov 17, 2020 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Dec 01, 2020 ]  Staff
Hi i'm wondering what the model number is?
[ Nick  Oct 22, 2020 ]
2 answers
It is the JBL Bar 9.1.
[ Calvin  Nov 05, 2020 ]  Staff
9.1 sound bar
[ Garry  Nov 05, 2020 ]
Can a DVD player be connected to the sound bar in addition to a tv?
[ Mike  Oct 09, 2020 ]
3 answers
Yes, you can connected a DVD player, I got a Blu-ray connected right now and it's working perfect.
[ JORGE L  Oct 10, 2020 ]
You can connect the tv to the soundbar via ARC and then connect the DVD player to the soundbar. My tv has ARC.
[ albert  Oct 10, 2020 ]
Yes. It has one HDMI input and one eArc to TV .
[ MARCUS  Oct 09, 2020 ]
I have a collection of 5.1 music on disc. Anybody had experience playing these in this system? Thoughts?
[ Robert  Jul 29, 2020 ]
1 answer
The sound quality of the 9.1 is amazing. You have 5 bass settings and 5 really packs a punch. I have been having other issues with mine though. I've actually replaced the 1st one I got because the sound in the surrounds was breaking up. I have experienced this also with the 2nd. Going to talk to JBL about this. Also, every now and then, the sound will just turn off so I have to shut it down and restart the bar.
[ NEIL  Jul 31, 2020 ]
How long is the battery life of the rechargeable speakers?
[ Clayton  May 22, 2020 ]
3 answers
I've had it for almost a month and mine has lasted up to 10 hours a few times.
[ ANTHONY  Dec 27, 2020 ]
They say 8 hours I believe. But you can plug them in to the wall with a micro usb cable and a charger (we used my wife's Kindle setup for example)
[ MARCUS  May 23, 2020 ]
The manual says 10 hours. I've watched several Dolby Atmos movies and they never died before plugging them in.
[ GEORGE  May 22, 2020 ]

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